A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife in a Lidl car park this morning.
The suspect was held in Mackadown Lane, east Birmingham, just before 5am.
The area has been cordoned off while forensic experts examine the scene and the shop will remain closed today.
Early indications suggest the woman had been attacked with a bladed weapon, the Birmingham Mail reported.
Detective Chief Inspector Paul Joyce, from West Midlands Police, said: “At around 4.45am our officers traced a vehicle to the car park and found a man and a woman inside.
“Tragically the woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was arrested on suspicion of her murder.
“While her identity is yet to be confirmed, at this stage we believe her to be the arrested man’s wife.”
A spokesman added: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife following the discovery of a woman’s body on a supermarket car park this morning.”
(Source: Mirror UK)